Even some of the more clever fake profiles can get “verified” by using a friend’s credit card.
Unless the online dating site is going to go to the extra effort of meeting the single in person, doing a background check, and taking their online profile pictures for them (like Findthe It Factor.com, a personalized dating service), then “verified” means nothing more than the faker has access to a credit card.
Too many women have fake profiles that are used for making money, i.e., directing men to paid porn sites or personal Web sites or just asking men outright for money.
Unless the online dating industry makes a push toward cleaning up their websites, men and women will continue to fall prey to fake profiles.
Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.
Put on your battle gear because dating has become a minefield strewn with fakes ready to blow up in your face …
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is one that can tell you if the person is who she says she is, and if she has a criminal history.So, how can singles wade through the muck and find true love?It’s not as simple as some online dating services claim it is.They are relentless marketers, as this is a job for them.They need to make as many contacts as possible—remember it’s a numbers game. You are doing the best you can by being smart and wary of potential fakers. Will enough singles get fed up with the not-so-great state of online dating and demand better from the industry? As a contributor to online dating industry forums, I continue to bring up the issues associated with fake profiles: liars, thieves and cheats, and the accountability of the industry for a solution.